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Beauharnois, January 26, 2016

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March Break at the Beauharnois generating station: A free, energizing outing!

During March Break, Hydro-Québec invites to you visit the Beauharnois generating station in the Montérégie area. Discover the award-winning architecture of this Art Deco structure.

Exceptional since 1932

The Beauharnois generating station, designated a national historic site, is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power plants. With 38 generating units spread out over nearly a kilometre, the venerable Beauharnois powerhouse plays a key role in Hydro-Québec’s grid.

Our guides will tell you about the history and geography of the generating station, explain how a run-of river powerhouse generates electricity and show you a generating unit in action.

Plan your visit

Reservations are required, since space is limited.

Guided tour schedule

February 27 to March 6, inclusive: at 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 14:45 p.m.

Tours last 90 minutes.

Visitors aged 18 and over must present a valid identification card with picture before they can tour the facility. For safety reasons, tours are not recommended for children younger than two.

Information and reservations: 1-800-365-5229 or

The generating station is located right in the town of Beauharnois, near Melocheville, in Montérégie.



Ariane Connor
Media relations
(514) 289-5982

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